The Toll

Tracking Chattanooga's Homicides

Justified Homicides

Calvin Ward


Date: 12/05/13


Gender: Male


Age: 17


Race: Black


Time: Undetermined


Status: JUSTIFIED HOMICIDE. SHOT BY JADEN ARCHER.

What happened:

Calvin Ward, 17, and Galen Allen, 26, are both shot while attempting to rob a man in a Bi-Lo parking lot at 4510 Highway 58. Ward dies from his injuries. The man they tried to rob, Jaden Archer, is a registered gun owner and is not charged in the shooting. Police determine he acted in self-defense.

Note: Justified homicides are included in The Toll. After investigation, officials have determined that this homicide was justified.


Read more:

Chattanooga police arrest robbery suspect after fatal shooting at Bi-Lo
Ringgold, Ga., teen killed in Chattanooga Bi-Lo shooting faced charges
Obit: Calvin Ward

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